Metro Manila recorded a decreased positivity rate of people who tested for the COVID-19 virus in last week’s monitoring of cases, according to the OCTA Research Group.
Six public health innovations from the Philippines have won the first World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Innovation Challenge: Innovation for the Future of Public Health.
Here are five free teleconsultation services that are now available to Filipinos from the comfort of their own homes.
The Philippine government has placed the nation under varying forms of community quarantine, lockdowns, and more recently, alert levels to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Philippines saw a decrease of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in early September 2020 and the country is gradually reopening its economy, but the end of the pandemic is still not within sight. Filipinos are advised to be fully informed on what to do when they are suspected or confirmed to have the virus.
A QR Code made by students from used face masks is directing scans to COVID-19 information while emphasizing proper waste management.
Motorcycle-hailing app Angkas is offering free rides to medical frontliners in Metro Manila during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Doctor consultations conducted online and on the phone during the COVID-19 pandemic are addressing the need to decongest hospitals by allowing patients to have virtual "house calls" by medical professionals.
Globe Telecom is giving the public free data access to government sites of the Department of Health (DOH), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to address the need for reliable information at this time of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines with the COVID-19 outbreak and the volcanic activity of Taal Volcano.